A Stitch in Time with Anne Luben

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A Stitch in Time with Anne Luben

35.00

Take a trip through the history of American craftwork at A Stitch in Time. Come explore the basics of embroidery and discover stitches and techniques through this embroidery sampler workshop with fiber artist Anne Luben.

This very special workshop will be held on March 17th from 2 to 5 at the historic Myers Hotel Bar in Tonganoxie. Anne will lead guests through a series of stitch demonstrations and share facts and insights about the history of embroidery and needlework. Participants will bring fabric of their choosing, and we’ll provide the rest.

Registration is $35 and includes:

  • A basic embroidery tool kit, including 4” wooden hoop, 6 skeins of embroidery floss, and an embroidery needle

  • An embroidery sampler including a diverse range of stitches

  • Instructional printed handouts

  • One-on-one instruction with an experienced fiber artist

  • Demonstrations and visual examples of embroidered artwork, practical stitching, and art historical sources

  • ­The knowledge to continue embroidering at home!

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase cocktails and soft drinks at the Myers Hotel Bar. Itching to get stitching? Spots are limited, so reserve yours today.

About the artist:

Anne Luben was raised in Wyoming, where she received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Wyoming in 2012. Continuing her education in fibers and printmaking, she received an MFA in Textiles from the University of Indiana in 2016. Drawing from fantastical sources of visual and narrative culture within country music and Western Americana, she employs processes of letterpress and embroidery within her work to propose a magical realist relationship between the embellished garment and the inflated folkloric identity, and currently works as the Visual Arts Education Coordinator at the Lawrence Arts Center. See more of her work at: www.soothstitcher.com/  

About the venue:

The Myers Hotel Bar in downtown Tonganoxie was built 140 years ago. It was run as a hotel by its namesake, Mollie Myers, from 1894 to 1931 and has since served as a diner, cafe, and salon. Today, the historic building is a destination bar with coffee & cocktails Friday and Saturday nights. The Myers is owned by Kate Frick and Stephanie Marchesi.

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